Add These Dates to Your G-Cal:
- May 5: Full Moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio
- May 7: Venus enters Cancer
- May 14: Mercury Retrograde in Taurus ends
- May 16: Jupiter enters Taurus
- May 19: New Moon in Taurus
- May 20: Mars enters Leo
- May 21: Sun enters Gemini
Hello there, Cancer! You’re counting the days til Cancer season begins in June—you’ve just got to get through May first. About that: A Full Moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio arrives on May 5, shifting your attention to your creative projects, romance, pleasure, children, and play. Lunar eclipses are moments of change and release. If you’ve been working on a creative project, you may reach a turning point; if you’re dating, you might decide to either make it official or call it quits. If you have children, they also may be reaching a milestone around this time. Think back to May 16, 2022–that’s when the last lunar eclipse in Scorpio happened. Similar themes will come up as you close out your eclipse story.
A few days later on May 7, Venus enters your sign! Venus is a planet of blessings and harmony, bringing good news and attention your way. Now is the time to ask for what you want. You’re turning heads; use it to your advantage! Personal projects or ambitions also receive a positive boost from Venus’ tour through your sign. The Sun in Taurus meets with Uranus in Taurus at the same point in the sky on May 9, bringing shocking yet exciting news your way! You may find yourself rubbing shoulders with someone who is influential or connecting with a new community.
Mercury Retrograde ends on May 14 and you’re finally clear on your next steps! Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, enters Taurus on May 16. As it moves through Taurus, it brings positive shifts and changes to your network, career goals, friendship circle, and communities. Now is the time to put yourself out there and ask for support! You never know who is one degree of separation away from someone who can make your dreams a reality. The next day, Jupiter in Taurus brushes up against Pluto in Aquarius and some resources may become available to you. You may also be confronting hidden desires or feelings of jealousy. Competition is in the air!
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The New Moon in Taurus on May 19 marks a fresh chapter for your hopes and dreams. What are you ready to focus your energy on? You may also be deepening bonds within friendships or making a new connection. Mars moves into Leo on May 20 and your spending goes up! You may focus on paying down bills or debt, confront some unexpected expenses, or simply be overspending and overindulging. It’s okay to spoil yourself, but check your budget before swiping your credit card. On the same day, Mars in Leo sits across the sky from Pluto in Aquarius, which can stir up feelings about control and power.
The Sun enters Gemini on May 21, and you’re feeling more reflective. Spending time with yourself and prioritizing your rest is key this Gemini season. Your season is around the corner, and you need to recharge before all of the attention is on you! You also may become more aware of what’s lurking in your subconscious. You can use this time to reflect and release yourself from memories, beliefs, or patterns that are self-defeating. This is a period of closure before your next chapter begins.
Mars in Leo clashes with Jupiter in Taurus on May 22, and you may be asking your community for support or raising funds for a cause you believe in. You may also be focusing your money, energy, and resources toward one of your goals. You’re feeling depleted on May 28 when the Sun in Gemini collides with Saturn in Pisces. Don’t overbook yourself! You need to rest.
Stephanie is an astrologer, psychic medium, and witch. She’s studied the mystical arts for over a decade including the stars, mediumship, palm reading, tarot, curanderismo, and more. She is the author of Seasons of the Zodiac: Love, Magick, and Manifestation Throughout the Astrological Year and host of the podcast Daily Horoscope for Your Zodiac Sign. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Well + Good, Bustle, among other publications, and she has appeared on the Today Show as an astrology expert and modern mystic.